Month: August 2011

now is just about the time

Borders’ liquidation sale has now reached the 40-60% threshold (as of Thursday). Most books are 40% including the ones I purchased. That means you’ll probably pay just about as much as you would via amazon.com (when you factor in Borders tax and amazon’s non-tax). I can speak mostly to art and design books which are …

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1977 Topps Charley Young

A great color palette is found on the 1977 Topps FB Match Print Photo of Charley Young of the Rams. It features vibrant blue, dirty-yet-bright yellow, sepia browns, and black. His posture is classic, too at its slight angle. Unfortunately this unique color palette is found only in the match print. The final printed card …

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spectacular catch

Dar-winno Bar-ney helped stop the long-est hitt-ing streak in base-ball for the last five years (thir-ty-three games) with the awesome catch above. I converted the play to a gif. Hypens added to prevent m-l-b from coming across the image. I like the subdued color palette and simple green background of the image. Nice aesthetics in …

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death of the design book

Checking out the graphic design books at Borders was one of my favorite hobbies since around 1995. (Every single Barnes & Noble store I have visited had jack crap for design books.) Over time I learned that Rockport was a reliable publisher with a consistent flow of titles. Certain publishers and editors I grew to …

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anselm kiefer film

Oh I can’t wait to see this film about Anselm Kiefer, an intense German artist. http://youtu.be/6zf63U1Rk0w From the explanatory statement from the Japan Art Association’s Paraemium Imperiale awarded to Kiefer for his lifetime achievements: Only a few contemporary artists have such a pronounced sense of art’s duty to engage the past and the ethical questions …

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Chicago bridges

Chicago is the best city in the world to see bridges. chicagoloopbridges.com goes into great detail about this proud city’s bridges. However, their logo perplexes me (as seen on their home page and their hats). The water is mysteriously traveling above the bridge. Hats are only 12 bucks (shipping included). Wear this hat and show …

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